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Year: 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at Fox theater review

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA brings magic to Fox – By Cate Marquis –   The Fox Theater brings a magical end to the holiday season with “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” a charming, funny musical that combines hummable tunes and a more modern take on the familiar tale, on stage from Dec. 27 to 31. This […]

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME film review

– By Cate Marquis – Director Luca Guadagnino explores coming-of-age and gay attraction in earlier, less-open times in Italy, in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. The film is the third in the Italian director’s “Desire” trilogy, following 2009’s I AM LOVE and 2015’s A BIGGER SPLASH. Once again, Guadagnino explores passion in a beautiful Mediterranean […]

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DARKEST HOUR film review by Cate Marquis

– By Cate Marquis – Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright DARKEST HOUR, a riveting drama about Churchill and the earliest darkest days of World War II, as Britain faced the crisis of Dunkirk and invasion by Hitler loomed. The film is an admirable work, a mix of […]

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THE KING AND I at Fox theater review

THE KING AND I enchants at Fox – By Cate Marquis –   THE KING AND I is a royal treat, a holiday season gift to musical lovers from the Fabulous Fox Theater, now playing until Dec. 10. There is something extra special about seeing this lovely Lincoln Center revival, which won four Tonys, of […]

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS film review

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS tells tale of Dickens’ creation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ – By Cate Marquis –   Dan Stevens gives a frenetic performance as Charles Dickens racing to finish writing “A Christmas Carol” in time to publish before the holiday, in THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW […]

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THE SQUARE film review

Ruben Ostlund’s Swedish satire THE SQUARE goes after art world, modern hypocrisy – By Cate Marquis –   Ruben Ostlund’s satire THE SQUARE was Cannes’ Palme D’Or winner this year but this ambitious film is a decidedly unusual winner. Ostlund’s previous film, FORCE MAJEURE, explored a single morally-bad choice in a caustically comic way. THE […]

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THE BODYGUARD theater review

In THE BODYGUARD, cheese factor is high but Whitney fans won’t care – By Cate Marquis –   Whitney Houston fans can relive her biggest movie hit and thrill to her music in THE BODYGUARD, on stage at the Fabulous Fox theater, Oct. 3 – 15. The cheese factor is high in this show but […]

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL film review

– By Cate Marquis – Director Stephen Frears’ funny, charming VICTORIA AND ABDUL was inspired by a real event late in the life of Queen Victoria, when the aging British monarch had her mood brighten by the arrival of a visitor from India, much to the dismay of her advisers and her son, the crown […]

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES film review by Mark Glass

  – By Mark Glass – Those of us old enough to remember the highly-publicized 1973 tennis matches between Bobby Riggs and the top two professional women will find this dramedy treatment of those lives and times highly entertaining…as were the events when they unfolded. Younger viewers may be surprised by how drastically our culture […]

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I DO…UNTIL I DON’T film review

– By Cate Marquis – When divorce laws loosened and sexual mores changed in the ’60s and ’70s, there was a spate of “why marry” films. Although they had contemporary settings, the comedies generally followed the outline of 18th century bedroom farce, with warring couples, bed-hopping and true love winning in the end. Director/writer/star Lake […]

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